Pew Charitable Trust

Senior Specialist, Research Librarian


Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.) 
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 20004, United States 
Posted by: The Pew Charitable Trusts

Job Category: Library sciences 
Salary: Competitive 
Last day to apply: March 24, 2009 
Last updated: January 23, 2009

Type: Full time 
Language(s): English 
Job posted on: January 23, 2009 
Area of Focus: Library or Resource Center


The Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent nonprofit based in Philadelphia,
PA, is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging
problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public
policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. Research Services (RS),
part of the Planning and Evaluation department, supports Pew's strategic
grantmaking activities by providing targeted research and information
services to Pew staff. Pew is seeking a senior specialist, Research
Librarian for the Washington, DC office. This in dividual will be a member
of the RS unit and will report to the senior manager, research and records
in the Philadelphia office. The successful applicant will be responsible for
conducting customized research on behalf of Pew's staff, maintaining and
strengthening Pew's Washington, D.C. library collection, and providing
frontline library support to Pew's Washington, D.C. staff. 

The ideal candidate must have an ALA-accredited master of library science
degree and five years professional library experience. Also required are the
ability to work independently and well with other professionals in a
collaborative, project-focused environment; good oral and written
communication skills; ability to interview staff regarding research needs
and translate needs into achievable projects; and, the ability to synthesize
information and report back in concise, well-organized reports.
Additionally, he/she will be resourceful and creative; have strong research
and analytical skills; able to find information in a broad range of subject
matter; and, have the ability to cost-effectively search online databases,
including Factiva, Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, and the Internet. 

How to Apply:

For application instructions and to view the full job description,
candidates are invited to visit the Careers@Pew page on our Web site at